Knowledge Transfer Events 2017

ARRB is focused on providing innovative training solutions for clients to ensure knowledge is transferred and continuous improvement is achieved.

All ARRB's training events are tailored to suit the local audience, and local presenters are sourced wherever possible.

What type of training do Knowledge Transfer offer?

Launching ARRB’s NEW webinar subscription package

We have introduced a low cost 12-month webinar subscription series, that is real value-for-money to ensure we continue to provide and grow our high quality webinar program.

Paid subscribers will have access to:

  • 30+ webinars per year;
  • 20% discount off all paid online training series (webinar series comprise of 4-6 separate sessions over a maximum of 8 week period, and is combined with online learning assessments)
  • Exclusive first-offer access to once off paid webinars (these are webinars that provide specific learning and assessment outcomes).

Introducing the NEW group discount, save up to 50% off webinar subscription packages!

Have you been looking to register a group of people for ARRB's webinar subscription package? We are now happy to introduce the NEW group discount, save up to 50% off webinar subscription packages!

A single yearly paid subscription is only $143 (incl. GST) and provides 12 months access to ARRB's webinar program from the date of purchase. A group discount* of up to 50% is also available for multiple registrations, see the table below for discounted prices. For further details please contact us

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KT Program                    

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Accessing the Australian Road Research Board Library

Webinar
Join us for a free webinar on Mar 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM AEDT.

The Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) Library informs and connects Australia’s land transport community under the federal, state and territory-funded National Interest Services (NIS) program.

Whilst this session is for all NIS Clients, following collaboration with the Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE), the session will ensure it is of particular benefit to CPEE students studying specialist roads and pavements post graduate programs.

Primarily the session will demonstrate the range of resources accessible through the ARRB Library.

Learn how to easily locate current and archival research material as ARRB Librarian Jill Aron takes you through the ARRB Knowledge Base and TRID.

Find out how to also access the wide-ranging expertise of the ARRB Library information professionals.

Participants please note - this session will commence at 11:00 AM AEST (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time). There may be time zone differences that apply. It is recommended that you connect to the webinar 15 minutes prior to allow sufficient time for potential connection delays.]:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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ANCAP: Not all 5 star cars are created equal. Future requirements and fleet considerations.

Webinar
Join us for a free webinar on Apr 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM AEST.

Did you know that 95% of vehicles rated by ANCAP in 2016 achieved a 5 star rating? But what differentiates the good and the bad? How are standout performers recognised, and what should consumers - including fleet managers - look for when making a new car purchase?

This webinar will look at the evolution of the ANCAP test and assessment process, the acceleration of test criteria, and how it is raising the bar to encourage continuous improvement in vehicle safety.

Our special guest speaker for this webinar is James Goodwin, Chief Executive Officer of ANCAP Australasia Ltd.

James Goodwin is a former journalist and news presenter with a professional career in corporate affairs and government relations. He has a keen interest in consumer advocacy and education, particularly in the areas of transport and safety.

Please note - this session will commence at 2:00 PM AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time). There may be time zone differences that apply. It is recommended that you connect to the webinar 15 minutes prior to allow sufficient time for potential connection delays.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Basic Geometric Road Design

Workshop
The purpose of this two-day workshop is to provide new graduates, draftpersons and technicians with a practical understanding of basic geometric road design.

Good road design will achieve operational efficiency, be safe and cost-effective, be aesthetically pleasing, and minimise the environmental impact. The role of the road designer is to produce the most appropriate design that achieves the specified functionality using the design inputs from all relevant disciplines. The design must take into account all inputs from stakeholders and road users. This workshop will cover these principles so that delegates will obtain a clear understanding of the key geometric design requirements for road design.


Brainfood for Breakfast: Pavement ride quality – what you need to know

Breakfast
We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what are the most prominent issues we face today by way of our roads and infrastructure? What about the next generation of roads? ARRB is committed to creating knowledge for tomorrow’s transport challenges and solutions – today.

In the competitive field of road maintenance and construction, contractors and suppliers of bituminous materials are often placed in a difficult position of achieving a target ride quality in the face of various obstacles including:

  • inclement weather 
  • availability of testing equipment
  • continuously trafficked pavements
  • limited knowledge of ride quality requirements.

You’re invited
ARRB invites you and your colleagues to attend this gourmet breakfast event, and enjoy a presentation on measuring ride quality.

This event will address the top five things to avoid, to ensure the ride quality of your pavement is as good as it can be. You will be provided with essential practical advice focused on educating on “what can be done” to meet contract specifications, based on the experience ARRB has gained from over 25 years of measuring the ride quality of pavements. Klaus Kiesel from VicRoads will also join us, to provide the local perspective on quality specifications.

The program also includes an open Q&A, where attendees can have their concerns addressed by the expert panel.

Attendees are then invited to join our experts for an equipment demonstration, on-site at the venue.

  • Meet industry colleagues
  • Introduce your business 
  • Learn from industry experts
  • Discover new innovations
  • Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast

Expert panel

  • Richard Wix - Australian Road Research Board, Technical Specialist, Systems
  • Stuart Cassin - Australian Road Research Board, Project Manager,  Data Collection
  • Klaus Kiesel - VicRoads, Specialist Pavement Technology Engineer

Busy Brain Syndrome – the root cause of driver distraction

Webinar
Join us for a free webinar on Mar 02, 2017 at 2:00 PM AEDT.

Drivers are more and more distracted as our lives get busier and more frenetic. How often do you not remember parts of your journey whilst driving, particularly to and from work? How often do you ‘feel’ a little nervous on busy roads as you see cars ‘drifting’ out of their lane? These two things are on the increase. Why?

Busy Brain Syndrome. The digital age has seriously messed with our brains processing capacity causing Busy Brain Syndrome (BBS). BBS presents as pressure, overwhelm, relentless ‘mind chatter’ and our ability to focus and pay attention has reduced 3-4 fold in the last 10 years. The root cause of ‘behavioural non-compliance’ incidents (where people simply did not see the stop light, or hear the warning alarm) is that their brain did not process the red light or the alarm.
There is a way to overcome BBS once people know how.

Delivering this webinar is Behavioural Neuroscientist Dr. Lucia Kelleher.

Dr Lucia Kelleher is a leading edge thinker on driver distraction in the modern world of technology and overload. She discovered Busy Brain Syndrome more than a decade ago, which identified that the ‘brain’s’ processing ability has been severely compromised due to overload, resulting in a significant increase in the risk of becoming distracted.
Lucia is a sought after speaker on the subject of driver safety, productivity improvement, safety and behaviour change. www.peopledata.com.au

Please note - this session will commence at 2:00 PM AEST (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time). There may be time zone differences that apply. It is recommended that you connect to the webinar 15 minutes prior to allow sufficient time for potential connection delays.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Full-scale accelerated pavement loading: 30 years of practical contribution to pavement technology

Webinar
Join us for a webinar on Feb 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM AEDT.

For over thirty years, the Accelerated Loading Facility (ALF) has been used by the Australian Road Research Board to provide key insights into the long term behaviour of road pavements. The webinar will provide an overview of the contribution that ALF has made to practical research, and will highlight some key areas where current pavement technology practice is based upon often forgotten past ALF work.

Presenting this webinar is Dr Michael Moffatt, National Technical Leader - Pavements at the Australian Road Research Board.

Dr Moffatt has written and contributed to many papers, research reports and good practice guidelines in the areas of pavement technology and asset management. He is the chief contributor to the revised edition of the Austroads Guide to Pavement Technology.

Participants please note - this session will commence at 12:00 PM AEST (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time). There may be time zone differences that apply. It is recommended that you connect to the webinar 15 minutes prior to allow sufficient time for potential connection delays.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Fundamentals of Intersection Analysis

Workshop
ARRB is pleased to offer a one-day training program in the fundamentals of intersection analysis.

Participants in the workshop will gain understanding of the basic principles of intersection analysis, covering signalised intersections, roundabouts and intersections controlled by Stop or Give Way signs. The concepts of capacity, delay, level of service and degree of saturation will be explained. Participants will practice analysis from first principles using simple examples.

The workshop has been designed under a cooperation agreement between ARRB Group Ltd and SIDRA SOLUTIONS. Its purpose is to teach basic elements of SIDRA INTERSECTION traffic model as a preliminary workshop to attend before participating in SIDRA INTERSECTION training workshops. For details on upcoming SIDRA INTERSECTION training workshops please click here

The workshop will cover the purpose and meaning of the key input parameters and output data that are used in the SIDRA INTERSECTION software. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend this course before attending training sessions for SIDRA INTERSECTION, unless they have a sound understanding of these concepts already.


This workshop will be ideal for traffic and transport professionals with some experience of road engineering, who are moving into a traffic engineering or traffic management role.


Heavy Vehicle Rollover Risk 2-Part Video

Webinar
Heavy Vehicle Rollover Risk
Understanding the risk exposure of your vehicle on truck routes.

A truck that feels safe and stable can be on the verge of rolling over. Usually, the driver will not have any warning that a trailer is about to roll. In this session we will introduce the aspects of vehicle design that affect rollover stability, with demonstrations of how this can affect vehicle safety on some curves. We will also show how information on rollover risk at certain points on a road can be integrated into a risk-based route map to aid drivers in selecting appropriate speeds for each curve.

These videos cover the risks associated with operating a heavy vehicle on curved and
undulating roads. It is suitable for road managers, mining and resources HSE,
risk managers, and operators of heavy vehicle fleets. Viewers will benefit from an improved
understanding of heavy vehicle configurations and high risk vehicle types. The standards
applicable to heavy vehicle rollover risk and method for quantifying and reducing risk are
presented.


Cost: $132.00

Why does this webinar cost money?
In order to maintain our high quality and standard of service we have a minimal charge to cover our webinar facility subscription cost, our expert’s time in developing high quality training material, registration and administration expenses.


Level 2 Bridge Inspection

Workshop
A two-day workshop for those involved with the inspection of bridges, culverts, noise walls, retaining walls and many other road structures.  A Level 2 inspection involves the identification of every bridge component and the rating of the condition of that component.  This can be used to generate an overall score or rating for the bridge for the prioritisation of repairs, major maintenance, rehabilitation and or replacement.
 
The aim is to assist the participants to develop skills to conduct the Level 2 inspection and also include information on:

  • safety awareness around structures
  • accepted and recommended procedures

Accreditation:
Please note that the ARRB Level 2 Bridge Inspection workshops are now accredited. For further information about the accreditation, please download the workshop accreditation summary document below.


Managing Road Pavement Assets online series

Webinar
Are you pavement or asset manager, local government pavement engineer or asset coordinator? Having trouble addressing all of the pavement network management challenges imposed on you? Challenged to find time and funding to attend tailored workshops offsite? Keep reading:

Title: Managing Road Pavement Assets online series
Cost (access to the 6 sessions): $495


Over six sessions (60-90 minutes each), our leading industry experts will take you through the basic concepts you need to know/be familiar with about pavement management principles, and more importantly, its application for your road network. Sessions will cover real life case studies, provide the opportunity for discussions, activities and question/answer time with our expert presenters.

If lecture-style classroom based learning is not your preferred approach or practical, why not register for this dynamic and interactive online course instead?

Session 1- Selecting and collecting the right data for your road network management

Session 2- Asset registers and executive level reporting

Session 3 - Works program and project treatment selection through data analysis

Session 4  - Deterioration modelling and the levels of analysis

Session 5 - Managing increased axle mass limits on your network

Session 6 - Risk assessment and road safety

Terms and conditions
1.) No refunds are available at any stage 2.) On purchase, you will be supplied with log in details to access the recorded material. Please do not share these details 3.) Payment of invoices is to be made within the 30 day payment term. If payment is not received, you may be denied access to the recording


Road and intersection design principles using swept paths

Webinar
After the success of the 2013 webinar “Turning Templates – A beginners guide” ARRB Group in collaboration with Austroads is proud to bring you this follow up session. The pre-recorded session covers the effective use of the Austroads Turning Path Templates at a more advanced level.

This webinar covers the use of turning templates in design and access approvals, including:

  • roundabout design
  • reversing manoeuvres
  • complex intersection design (i.e. compound curves, effect of crossfall)
  • what to do when you don’t have a template for the vehicle you want to assess
  • the mechanics of turning vehicles, including effects of speed and the time taken to achieve turning angles

Title: Road and intersection design principles using swept paths
Cost: $55 incl GST

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet


Road Design 101 - online training series

Webinar
Join us for an online training series from April to May, 2017

This course introduces the context, concepts and principles underlying the practice of designing roads in Australia, New Zealand and other developed countries - how to provide a safe and more efficient road network for all road users.

The training consists of 5 weekly live webinar sessions; each of which is recorded and available to those who cannot attend the live session, or wish to review the content.

Each session has a component to be completed back in the workplace – these include quizzes, activities, reading materials and participation in online discussions.

  • Thursday 27th April, 2pm - Overview of road design
  • Thursday 4th May, 2pm - Geometric Design
  • Thursday 11th May, 2pm - Intersections and Roundabouts
  • Thursday 25th May, 2pm - Roadside Design
  • Thursday 18th May, 2pm - Drainage Design

See the full program here.

Participants please note - this sessions commence at 2:00pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time). There may be time zone differences that apply. It is recommended that you connect to the webinar 15 minutes prior to allow sufficient time for potential connection delays.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Road surface friction: getting to grips with everyday situations

Webinar
Join us for a webinar on Mar 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM AEDT.

This webinar will take a highly practical look at a number of the on-going challenges with managing the skid resistance of a road network, including:

1) ensuring that line and other markings have sufficient skid resistance, particularly when considering the requirements of vulnerable road user groups, such as motorcyclists

2) the ‘removal’ of obsolete road markings

3) best use of high skid resistance (anti-skid) surfacings

4) the use of steel road plates to cover temporary excavations in the trafficked road

5) the deployment and control of roadside automated watering systems

The role of specifications, controls, monitoring and managing such issues, will be highlighted through discussion throughout the webinar. The session will conclude with a Q&A segment, whereby attendees can raise their specific concerns for clarification by our expert speakers.

The principal speaker at this session is Paul Hillier of the Australian Road Research Board.
Paul has been involved with a number of national and international skid resistance management related research and consultancy projects; as project technical leader, lead author or technical working group member.

Please note - this session will commence at 2:00 PM AEST (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time). There may be time zone differences that apply. It is recommended that you connect to the webinar 15 minutes prior to allow sufficient time for potential connection delays.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Safe Road Infrastructure 101 - online training series

Webinar
Join us for an online training series, June to July 2017

This course is specifically designed to cover the fundamentals of Road Safety Engineering. It introduces the context, concepts and principles underlying the practice of Road Safety in Australia, New Zealand and other developed countries - how we safely manage the road network for all road users.

The course offers an ideal starting point for those new to Road Safety the profession or needing to gain more information in specific areas of this work. If you are beginning a career in local government, a road agency or in a Road Safety Engineering related consulting role, this is the course that will give you the fundamental understanding to progress confidently in your role and know where and how to seek
out more knowledge.

The course consists of 8 weekly live webinar sessions. Sessions are also recorded and recordings are provided immediately following the session for those who perhaps can’t make it to every session. Each session has a component to be completed back in the workplace and this may involve a short quiz, activities, reading materials and participation in discussion boards online.

  • Session 1: Thursday 1st June 2.00 pm - 3.15 pm
  • Session 2: Thursday 8th June 2.00 pm - 3.15 pm
  • Session 3: Thursday 15th June 2.00 pm - 3.15 pm
  • Session 4: Thursday 22nd June 2.00 pm - 3.15 pm
  • Session 5: Thursday 6th July 2.00 pm - 3.15 pm
  • Session 6: Thursday 13th July 2.00 pm - 3.15 pm
  • Session 7: Thursday 20th July 2.00 pm - 3.15 pm
  • Session 8: Thursday 27th July 2.00 pm - 3.15 pm

Presenting this webinar is Paul Hillier and David McTiernan of ARRB. Paul and David will be joined by guest presenters throughout the series.

Participants please note - these sessions will commence at 2:00pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time). There may be time zone differences that apply. It is recommended that you connect to the webinar 15 minutes prior to allow sufficient time for potential connection delays.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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A group discount* of up to 50% is available for multiple registrations,see the table below for discounted prices.

To register a group and be eligible for the group discount please email training@arrb.com.au with a list of names and email addresses for your group.

*The online series group discount is applicable to multiple registrations from one organisation only. Details of all registrants must be provided to training@arrb.com.au. Additional registrants cannot be added to the group. Registrants cannot be removed from the group, however an individual’s registration can be transferred to a new user upon request. The group discount registration cannot be used with any other offer including the annual webinar subscription group discount.  Please contact us for further details.

 


Traffic signal techniques to support network operation planning

Webinar
Join us for a free webinar on Feb 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM AEDT.

Traffic signals are a fundamental component of network operations, and with increasing congestion and multi-modal use of the network, there is more pressure on signal operators to proactively optimise operations for the benefit of all users, including motorists, public transport, cyclists, pedestrians and freight. This webinar will outline various traffic signal techniques and how they may be used to implement network operation plans to support various road use priorities.

The materials in this webinar is part of an update of the Austroads Guide to Traffic Management Part 9: Traffic Operations (GTM9).

AGTM9 covers traffic operational matters such as traffic signals and incident management, and includes the management of transport information and operational management of road space for all road users.

Presenting this webinar is Dr Ian Espada, Team Leader, Network Operations and Management at ARRB Group. Ian holds degrees in traffic engineering and transport planning from the University of Tokyo (PhD) and Asian Institute of Technology (MSCE), as well as in civil engineering from Central Philippine University (BSCE). He joined the Network Operations team of ARRB Group in 2008, and is also a lecturer on transport demand modelling at Swinburne University.

Participants please note - this session will commence at 2:00 PM AEST (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time). There may be time zone differences that apply. It is recommended that you connect to the webinar 15 minutes prior to allow sufficient time for potential connection delays.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Transition to the new Chain of Responsibility – are you complying?

Webinar
Join us for a free webinar on Apr 06, 2017 at 2:00 PM AEST.

Holding Redlich act for parties along the entire road transport chain of responsibility (CoR). They understand the heavy regulatory and safety compliance obligations placed on road transport operators, consignees/consignors, importers/exporters, logistics providers and warehousing and distribution companies. They partner with clients to develop proactive risk assessment and compliance policies and procedures, aimed at ensuring industry best practice and avoiding costly road transport accidents and prosecutions.

When accidents do happen, we are experienced in defending CoR compliance and enforcement prosecutions.

Join us as we chat to Geoff Farnsworth, a Partner at Holding Redlich, to better understand the new CoR... Are you complying?


Geoff is one of Australia’s leading transport and commodities lawyers with 25-years’ experience in the field. He has been recognised in “Chambers Asia Pacific” for providing strategic and effective legal advice and has been listed in “Best Lawyers in Australia” as a leading lawyer in the categories of Shipping & Maritime Law and Trade Law since 2013.
Geoff is also listed in the ‘Leading Australian Shipping Lawyers 2016’ category in the Doyle’s Guide of Leading Lawyers.

Please note - this session will commence at 2:00 PM AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time). There may be time zone differences that apply. It is recommended that you connect to the webinar 15 minutes prior to allow sufficient time for potential connection delays.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Treating Crash Locations

Webinar
Join us for an online training series January to March 2017.

ARRB is proud to present a six-part online learning series on the investigation and treatment of sites where crashes have occurred. This activity is an integral part of a road agency’s road safety strategy, having been in effect and further developed since the 1980s in many developed countries around the world.

The course will discuss the identification of crash sites using local criteria and their investigation using a time honoured ‘step by step’ process. Causation and contributory factors are identified, which enables the pertinent countermeasures to be determined and tested for their appropriateness.

Students will also learn what guidance and resources are available, including the long standing, but recently revised Austroads Guide to Road Safety Part 8: Treatment of crash locations.


The course consists of six weekly live webinar sessions. Sessions are also recorded and recordings are provided immediately following the session for those who perhaps can’t make it to every session. Each session is practically focused, containing real life case studies and examples, and has a component to be completed back in the workplace and this may involve a short quiz, activities, reading materials and participation in discussion boards online.

  • Session 1: Tues 31st January, 2:00pm - 3:15pm AEDT
  • Session 2: Tues 7th February, 2:00pm - 3:15pm AEDT
  • Session 3: Tues 14th February, 2:00pm - 3:15pm AEDT
  • Session 4: Tues 28th February, 2:00pm - 3:15pm AEDT
  • Session 5: Tues 7th March, 2:00pm - 3:15pm AEDT
  • Session 6: Tues 14th March, 2:00pm - 3:15pm AEDT

Webinar participants please note - this session will commence at 2:00pm AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time). There may be time zone differences that apply. It is recommended that you connect to the webinar 15 minutes prior to allow sufficient time for potential connection delays.

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Turning templates – A beginners’ guide: Learn how to use 2013 turning path template

Webinar
Did you miss our webinar on Turning templates – A beginners’ guide Learn how to use 2013 turning path template? Don't worry you can purchase this recording.

Title: A beginners guide - Learn how to use 2013 turning path template
Cost: $55

Outline
This webinar will help apply the templates in the decision making process of:

  • Designing of new intersections
  • Granting access to vehicles on existing roads
  • Correct template choices
  • Step-by-step demonstrations using AutoCAD & printed design layout

Who should attend:

  • Traffic & planning consultants
  • Local government traffic engineers
  • Road designers

Why does this webinar cost money?
In order to maintain our high quality and standard of service we have a minimal charge to cover our webinar facility subscription cost, our expert’s time in developing high quality training material, registration and administration expenses.